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Paternity test reveals ethical minefield

A decision by a chain of pharmacies to sell an over-the-counter DNA paternity test has provoked serious ethical concerns. Sun Store, which operates mainly in French-speaking Switzerland, has decided to…

OPINION: Switzerland could improve its direct democracy

By Matthew Feldpausch Zipf SWISSINFO.CH JUN 27, 2014 Since the minaret ban in 2009, a consistent battle cry of red, white, and black has accompanied every major conservative initiative. The…

Swiss show off skills (and roots) in Brazil

By Samuel Jaberg Switzerland is the most multicultural of all the 32 teams taking part in the 2014 football World Cup in Brazil. But are players like Shaquiri and Rodriguez…

Shaqiri treble sends Switzerland into last 16

MANAUS, Brazil: Switzerland powered into the World Cup knockout stages as Group E runners-up and will play Argentina for a quarter final berth after a superb Xherdan Shaqiri hat-trick gave…

Switzerland: Grad opportunities: Teachers enjoying high pay and low unemployment

swissinfo.ch and agencies June 23, 2014 – 17:43 Among Switzerland’s university graduates, it seems that new teachers have the easiest time finding good jobs. Also, those with teacher education degrees…

NATURALISATION DEBATE: Parliament passes new Swiss citizenship law

by Jo Fahy with input from Armando Mombelli, swissinfo.ch June 20, 2014 – 09:35 Under new naturalisation law rubber stamped by parliament on Friday, foreigners will have to wait ten…

Switzerland: Migration Data: More foreigners move to Switzerland

swissinfo.ch June 18, 2014 – 12:46 The number of foreigners living in Switzerland has risen by 3.3% over the past year and about 24% of Switzerland’s eight million people do…

OUT OF COMA: Michael Schumacher moved to Swiss hospital

swissinfo.ch and agencies June 16, 2014 – 13:40 Former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher, who sustained severe head injuries in a skiing accident in December, is no longer in a…

Official website of the World Cup: http://www.fifa.com/

FIFA CONGRESS 2014 Football as a catalyst for social change: no football without ethics and integrity Chaired by FIFA President Blatter, the 64th FIFA Congress convened in Sao Paulo on…

NIGERIAN EXTREMISTS : Swiss add Boko Haram to sanctions list

swissinfo.ch and agencies June 8, 2014 – 16:35 Switzerland has added Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram to its sanctions list after the UN Security Council did so last month. The…

ICRC: Red Cross worker killed in Libya

swissinfo.ch and agencies June 4, 2014 – 16:51 The Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has confirmed that one of its delegates, a Swiss citizen, had been killed…

HUMAN RIGHTS : ‘Nationality is just one part of our identity’

CLICK HERE FOR AUDIO REPORT: http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/multimedia/audios_podcast/Nationality_is_just_one_part_of_our_identity.html?cid=38695042 May 31, 2014 – 12:00 Anti-immigration sentiment has been sweeping across Europe if the latest European parliament election results are to be believed. But…

OWN GOAL : Could FIFA have picked worse World Cup hosts?

by Matt Allen, swissinfo.ch May 30, 2014 – 11:00 While protests in Brazil overshadow the on-pitch spectacle to come, football’s Zurich-based ruling body FIFA has been facing harsh criticism for…

Swiss canton rejects proposal for first Islamic kindergarten

The Swiss Canton of Zurich has decided against the opening of the first Islamic kindergarten in the country, stating that the proposed institution’s ideological component was too strong and contradicted…

ENERGY POLICY : Closer cooperation for Switzerland and UAE

swissinfo.ch May 26, 2014 – 20:20 The energy ministers of Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates signed a memorandum of understanding on Monday in Bern, pledging cooperation between the two…

NSA SPYING : Greenwald advocates Swiss asylum for whistleblower Snowden

swissinfo.ch and agencies May 24, 2014 – 11:47 Journalist Glenn Greenwald, who broke revelations about spying by the United States government, says Switzerland should offer whistleblower Edward Snowden asylum and…

Robert Fisk: Our modern gods: Amnesty International, the Geneva Conventions and the United Nations

Robert Fisk:    Our modern gods: Amnesty International, the Geneva Conventions and the United Nations  They provide a reflection of our universal need for human protection, but are without artistic…

FOOTBALL: Blatter admits Qatar World Cup was a ‘mistake’

May 16, 2014 – 10:55 FIFA President Sepp Blatter says awarding the 2022 World Cup to Qatar was a “mistake”. But in an interview with Swiss public television on Thursday…